Local MP Caroline Dinenage has been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons this month, as she was selected by the BBC for a profile on her background and her career.
The article follows a very successful year in Parliament, where Caroline has spearheaded campaigns to protect the Navy and recognise the efforts of the Arctic Convoys veterans. She has also been working tirelessly to ensure Gosport reaches its full potential, by promoting economic regeneration, securing the future of the Daedalus site and addressing the issue of peninsula access.
Understandably, however, there was also a lot of interest in Caroline’s life before politics – and in particular her well-known father.
But now Caroline has certainly made a name for herself in her own right. She reflected on the innovative open primary which saw her chosen by the whole constituency to be the Conservative candidate. Her election to Parliament has definitely made two people very proud – she recounted how her parents didn’t speak to each other on the train back to Gosport after her maiden speech in the House of Commons – for fear of bursting into tears!